Speaking at the University of Tennessee’s (UT) Haslam College of Business Supply Chain Forum in April, Dave Clark, Senior Vice President of worldwide operations at Amazon, said that in the next two decades, supply chains experts will drive businesses, due to the way emerging technology is revolutionising the way customers are served.
Tennessee Today, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’ news outlet, reported that Clark’s talk focused on new supply chain developments and Amazon’s latest developments, including robotics, machine learning and artificial intelligence.
“Across the supply chain, we’re moving into a place where technology is enabling us to move at a pace we never could before,” Clark said. “Five years from now the things that we thought were science fiction five years ago are going to be the norm.”
Clark leads Amazon’s global supply chain and logistics operations and oversees the management of Amazon’s transportation and delivery services, sustainability programs and operations technology.